Our First Wild Tiger!
OK, so the photograph may not exactly be National Geographic material, but it represents A LOT of looking here at Bandhavgarh National Park, not to mention the fact that it is quite a challenge to shoot a photo from a moving elephant that is tip-toeing around a tiger.
I had envisioned my first tiger a little differently, perhaps ripping a deer limb from limb. But in reality, it was lying in the grass trying to avoid the heat. Don’t get me wrong, I was thrilled to see one of the world’s rarest cats in the wild no matter what it was doing.
Actually, we were quite close to the male tiger. (Sighting a male was quite lucky as there are only two currently being spotted in the entire park.) One thing I noticed was how different the tiger looked in the wild; its body was streamlined and very healthy, quite different from the tigers you normally see in zoos.
Maybe, I’ll get you guys a better picture when we see our next tiger. 🙂